Kamikaze driver clocked at 203kmh'



A "KAMIKAZE'' driver who allegedly clocked 203kmh on a country highway has stunned Central Queensland police.

The 18-year-old driver of a Holden Commodore sedan was intercepted in a 100kmh zone on the Peak Downs Highway, near Clermont, on Wednesday.

He had been issued with a notice to appear in the Clermont Magistrates Court, Regional Traffic Co-ordinator Inspector Lyle Mitchell said.

"It's a raceway speed on a country highway,'' he said.

"If you want to act like a kamikaze you have a death wish because if you leave the road at that speed, you're dead.''

Also on Wednesday, a member of the public tipped off police about a driver allegedly driving erratically at Olive Estate, near Rockhampton.

A 17-year-old male driver was "toad hunting'' when intercepted by police and later recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .07.

The limit for provisional licence holders is zero.

He was charged with drinkdriving.

An 18-year-old was caught after allegedly hitting a parked car in Richardson Road, North Rockhampton, on Wednesday. He was charged with failing to drive with due care and attention and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie called for all newspapers to publish a "shame file'' of people convicted of drink-driving.



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